Honor College Admission for First-Year Students

Admission to the Honors College

All high school students admitted to SUNY Brockport as first-year students (freshmen) are welcome to apply to the Honors College. Applications are evaluated based on a holistic approach, including but not limited to high school GPA, honors and other advanced courses, honors and awards, and extracurricular activities. (Although SAT or ACT scores are optional, and all applications receive full consideration whether or not those test scores are submitted, if you submit SAT or ACT scores, we will take them into consideration.) First-year students who are admitted into the Honors College usually have a 94 high school GPA or higher.

To apply to the Honors College as a first-year student, complete the application below. For optimal consideration, students should submit the Honors College application by March 15 (deadline extension offered for international students). However, applications submitted after March 15 will still be reviewed and considered.

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First-year Course Requirements

The Honors curriculum is designed for students in any academic major. Students who begin the program as first-year students complete a total of nine Honors requirements that are integrated into their General Education and major program of study.

In the first semester, all Honors first-year students enroll in “Introduction to Honors” (HON 112, 3 credits) and “HON Academic Planning Seminar” (GEP 100, 1 credit). In addition to introducing students to the resources of the Honors College and the University, this course hones students’ skills in research, reading, critical thinking, writing, and oral communication. In the final year, Honors students complete a senior thesis in their major, an independent scholarly or creative project developed under the guidance of a faculty member.

First-year course requirements

Prometheus Scholarship for First-year Students

The Prometheus Scholarship is awarded to qualified first-year students every fall semester. Starting Fall 2022, the Prometheus Scholarship includes an award in the amount of $6,000 and a campus parking pass. In addition to the Prometheus Scholarship, Honors students receive priority registration privileges, first choice placement in a Living Learning Community, and other benefits.

The scholarship is renewable up to four years as long as a student meets the Terms of Award, which include completing 24 credits per academic year and maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Prometheus Scholarship Terms of Award